Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

taupe clay wall hanging

You will love working with this super cool clay that, once hardened, looks and feels similar to leather. Simply make trendy shape cutouts from clay, add some metal beads and hang.
Step 1

Slice some clay from each block. Knead and condition until moldable; then blend to get a beautiful taupe.

Step 2

Use an acrylic roller (or a clay machine) to roll taupe clay into an even sheet.

Step 3

Cut three oval shapes in different sizes.

Step 4

Use the small stylus tool to create a hole in the top and bottom of the shapes.
TIP: When planning out your wall hanging, remember that the shape at the bottom of each strand would only have a hole pierced at the top. If you forgot a hole once baked, use a steel hole punch for additional holes.

Step 5

Bake the shapes for 30 minutes at 265°F [130°C]. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

Step 6

Cut three 6" [15.2 cm] pieces of hemp cord. Fold one piece in half, thread through one of the holes in the largest oval then tie into a lark’s head knot. Add a Copper bead and tie the ends together in an overhand knot.

Step 7

Thread another cord into the hole at the bottom of the largest oval, add three Copper beads, then thread into the Top of the middle size oval. Thread the ends through beads and tie the ends in a knot. Trim excess.

Step 8

Repeat Step 7 at the bottom of the middle clay oval and the top of the small oval, but only add two beads.

Step 9

Make a tassel with the cord.
TIP: To make a tassel:

  • Cut a 6" [15.2 cm] and a 10" [25.4 cm] of hemp cord. Set aside.
  • Wrap cord around three fingers about ten times or until you get the desired fullness of your tassel. Cut cord.
  • Slide the 6" [15.4 cm] piece of hemp cord between the loops and your fingers. Tie a knot at the top of the loops.
  • Carefully slide the loops off your fingers. Wrap the 10" [25.4 cm] piece around the outside of the loops, about ½" [1.27 cm] from the top knot. Wrap around the tassel a few times and tie a knot in the back. Trim ends and if desired, add a dab of glue to secure ends.
  • Cut open the loops at the bottom and trim the ends so they are even.
Step 10

Add a Copper bead to the tails from the top knot. Thread the tails through the hole at the bottom of the small oval and tie a knot in the back. Cut the bottom loops open and trim to even tassel strands.

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